Meet Sharon Okamoto ’76, MEd ’79, principal of Seattle Urban Academy. She earned her education degrees and principal certification from SPU.
We asked experts from the faculty of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education to weigh in on a handful of hot topics in education. Here’s what they said.
While technology can be distracting and multitasking impairs attention, school is where students can learn how to use technology as a learning tool.
Instead of asking which form of writing to teach, we should ask what we most want for our students as they learn to write. What’s the end goal?
Because the Common Core State Standards are fairly new and complex, not many people outside of the education community understand what they are for.
The school-to-prison pipeline is a way of describing the unintended but ultimately catastrophic link between zero-tolerance school discipline policies and the criminalization of youth.
You may not want to think about your child being bullied or finding out your child is actually the bully. But you can take actions to help prevent bullying.
It may be a surprise to hear that we are facing a teacher shortage when many districts and states are also short of funds. But in fact, many districts face a shortage, especially in key areas such as math, science, and special education.
From the education program’s infancy in 1921, SPU has shown an uncommon aptitude for training educators.
School counselors are vital members of a school’s education team, helping to facilitate academic, social, and personal development in children and youth.